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Play Without Boundaries

9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Sponsored by: Gerry Lenfest Legacy Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation, Macy’s, & TD Bank 

Please join us for Play Without Boundaries, an event where the Please Touch Museum is adapted to provide a relaxed environment for individuals with autism, learning differences, or other sensory and communication needs.

During these special hours, our aim is to remove the “hidden social rules” present in attending a cultural event, like visiting a museum. Our accommodations for Play Without Boundaries include:

  • The museum is closed to the general public and has fewer visitors
  • Low-level lighting and a quieter museum experience
  • Tools to enhance your visit, including Social Stories & Quiet Zones
  • Programming with educators who have received autism sensitivity training
  • Community partners with resources for families and individuals with autism
  • Relaxed Performances in the Please Touch Playhouse

For more information on Play Without Boundaries and how to register email education@pleasetouchmuseum.org.

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Our signature events include family festivals and holiday pop-ups. They offer expanded performance and educational offerings with a special focus that may celebrate cultural traditions and holidays, connect to national and local events, or highlight an area of focus in our exhibits.

Performing Arts

The Playhouse at Please Touch Museum invites children to exercise their imaginations and enter new worlds. Inside the theater, visitors experience theater in engaging, interactive and unexpected ways. The Playhouse is the perfect way to introduce young children to the performing arts!

Play Without Boundaries

Play Without Boundaries is a program and early opening for children with learning and developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum. It is a free event with registration. Enjoy the museum before it is open to the public with activities and experiences designed especially for this program, including sensory toys, performances and guest presenters. The Museum will be calmer and quieter with fewer people and reduced lighting and sound in exhibition areas.

Please Touch Museum is committed to providing experiences in exhibits and programs that are accessible and inclusive for all visitors.

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